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INFLUENCE OF SERVICE LIFE ON BUILDING LCA



Author(s): Hoxha, E., Bazzana, M. Habert, G., Chevalier, J. and Le Roy, R.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 1041-1048
Total Pages: 8
Language: English


Abstract: The current study addresses the relation between service life of building components and uncertainties of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results of single houses. LCA practitioners have to deal with service life data and estimation when performing LCA, but they often lack reliable sources of information to do so or face contradictory information. We based the current work on several known Service life data sources that could be used as reference to justify LCA calculations and estimated the influence of these data over whole building LCA results.

After describing current practices regarding the practical uses of the concepts of service life and products building in the LCA community, we present an approach used to define service life intervals used as input data for a series of case studies. These values are applied to 16 distinct LCA studies of single houses. The influence of the service life data used as input is then discussed.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00